Comic Submission Guidelines
What We Want
The absolute best comic work in the field of fantastic stories. The greatest emphasis of this magazine is the quality of writing and art. Whether an orthodox narrative tale or a dreamlike vignette, a story should be comprehensible on some level, stay truthful to the world that the author has created, and be in some way pleasing or satisfying.
Any type of science fiction or fantasy story is acceptable, such as a subtle metaphysical or surreal modern tale, a dark fantasy thriller, a science fiction mystery, or an imaginary world fantasy adventure. Some examples would be work by creators such Moebius, Manara, or Esteban Maroto, and some of the work that was found in Metal Hurlant or Heavy Metal, but with more emphasis on the erotic, wondrous, mysterious, and strange, and less on violence.
Sexy Fantastic is looking for stories that do not remove sex from reality. We are looking for erotica, not pornography. The purpose of erotica is to deal with sexuality in the human experience. The sole purpose of pornography is to titillate. An erotic story may be titillating, but it should not be written for that sole purpose or from that perspective. A story does not have to be overtly sexual or erotic to be considered for the magazine. Sexy Fantastic simply wishes to deal with adult sexuality in an unashamed, mature and playful manner. As sex is the driving force that keeps humanity alive, it seems ridiculous to artificially remove it from a story. But it is equally undesirable to artificially add it to a story. As the focus of this magazine is both the erotic and fantastic, a good erotic or romantic story will be chosen over a good non-erotic story. But the greatest deciding factor will be the quality of the writing.
Graphic descriptions of sex are not necessary in the stories we desire, though the writing may come to the very edge of that or sometimes even require it. Gratuitous sex scenes are not desired. Any talk or description of sexuality should be integral to the story.
Sexy Fantastic is not looking for gratuitous violence, overt descriptions of violence and gore (pornographic violence), grim or nihilistic stories, or excessive sadism or torture. BDSM is acceptable, but again, it must be integral to the story, and not done for the sake of itself. We are not interested in the modern version of horror, but are open to the classic version of it, which would probably now be called Gothic Horror or Dark Fantasy. But in the end, playful, strange, or mysterious stories will always be chosen over bleak or somber ones.
Length: 5 pages per issue (if the story is longer, it will be serialized)
Policy and Purpose: Sexy Fantastic Magazine and Dream Tower Media would never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or sexual identity. Sexy Fantastic Magazine and Dream Tower Media are concerned solely with publishing the highest quality of art and literature possible while still remaining a viable business.
Payment: We cannot presently afford professional rates for comic work. If you have something of superb quality, send it in and if we are interested in publishing it, we will contact you to negotiate. As the magazine becomes more successful, payment rates will likely increase. We will stay faithful to talented artists and writers who support the magazine during its early stages, and bring them back as contributors in future issues.
Rights: Dream Tower Media is buying global first print and digital publication rights (including audio). Dream Tower Media will have the exclusive rights to publish and use the purchased material prior to and for one year following the publication of those materials. After that period, Dream Tower Media will retain the right to publish and sell the purchased materials non-exclusively. Dream Tower Media will have the right to use your name and a portion or the whole of the material to promote the work. During the period of exclusivity, you agree to refrain from publishing the purchased material in whole or in part without prior consent.
How To Submit: Please follow these instructions for your submission to be considered. Send links to one or more pages of your comic online, either private messaged to the Sexy Fantastic Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sexyfantastic/ or emailed to: submit (at) sexyfantasticmagazine.com with the subject header “Comic Submission.” Do not email actual image or pdf files of your work unless they do not reside anywhere online. If you must email files, only send one page and we will request more if we wish to see more. If you do not hear back, it means that we have decided to pass on your submission. Thank you for your cooperation and interest.
Submit to Sexy Fantastic
Sexy Fantastic Magazine features the absolute highest quality of fiction, comics, book and movie reviews, articles, photos of sexy fantastic heroines, and other cultural delights by top professionals and award-winning authors and artists. We are currently accepting prose fiction, comic, and female model cosplay photo submissions. Click the appropriate page links for details and follow the guidelines carefully.